Preparing Your Spa for Autumn : Expert Advice for a Successful Reopening 

Published on 13 September 2023

Category : Maintenance

As summer draws to a close and the evenings cool down, it's time to start thinking about re-opening your spa after a busy summer season...

As summer draws to a close and the evenings cool down, it's time to start thinking about re-opening your spa after a busy summer season. To ensure that your spa remains in top condition and ready to be used by your customers throughout the autumn and winter, it's essential to take a few preventative measures. In this article, we'll share with you some expert advice for a successful re-opening of your spa. 
1. Deep Cleaning 
The first step in preparing your spa for autumn is to give it a thorough cleaning. Remove all the dirt, leaves and debris that have accumulated over the summer. Use a hoover specially designed for spas to clean the bottom and corners of your spa. Don't forget to empty and clean the skimmer and filtration baskets. 
2. Check the Chemical Balance 
Before enjoying your spa again, it's crucial to check and adjust the chemical balance of the water. Test the pH, the concentration of chlorine, bromine or other disinfectants, and the hardness of the water. Make sure these parameters are at appropriate levels to ensure clean, healthy water. 
3. Check the equipment 
Inspect all the equipment in your spa, including the pump, heater, filter, and jets. Make sure they are working properly and that there are no leaks or mechanical problems. If necessary, make any necessary repairs or replacements to avoid future problems. 
4. Treat the water for algae and bacteria 
After rebalancing the chemicals, use an anti-algae and anti-bacterial treatment to prevent the growth of unwanted micro-organisms in your spa during the cooler months. This will keep your spa water clean and healthy. 
5. Spa Cover and Insulation 
Autumn brings cooler temperatures, which means you may need to think about insulating your spa. A quality spa cover is essential for retaining heat and saving energy. Make sure the cover is in good condition and fits snugly to avoid unnecessary heat loss. 
6. Plan Regular Maintenance 
To keep your spa in good condition throughout the autumn and winter, plan a regular maintenance programme. This can include checking chemical levels weekly, cleaning the spa cover frequently, and inspecting equipment monthly. 
By following these tips, you'll be ready to open your spa after the summer season efficiently and enjoy an exceptional spa experience throughout the autumn. Don't forget that regular maintenance is the key to keeping your spa's water quality and running smoothly during the cooler months. 
We wish you an excellent autumn season in your spa ! 

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